James B. Hoesterey

James B. Hoesterey is a cultural anthropologist and assistant professor of religion at Emory University. He is completing a book about popular Islam and the politics of piety in Indonesia (Sufis and Self-help Gurus: Authority, Subjectivity, and the Ends of Political Islam). He has begun a new project on Islam and diplomacy that examines how Indonesia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs positions itself as the vanguard of “moderate Islam” vis-a-vis the competing contexts and demands of the post-Arab-Spring Middle East and post-9/11 America.